Monday was a feel-good day for the Diamondbacks organization, with only a loss by the Dominican League D-backs Omri Casspi Jersey keeping the organization from a top-to-bottom sweep of eight. As it was, a 7 ledger isn’t bad. It started with a 4 victory for the big guys over Gerrit and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Also the win column were Triple-A Reno, Visalia, Hillsboro, Missoula and the Arizona Rookie League D-backs. Mobile and Kane County had the night off. This type of success doesn’t come out of the blue. Visalia and Hillsboro both rank at the top of their league’s overall standings, with Kane County and Missoula striking distance of the best record their leagues. RENO: Aaron continues to pitch well for the Aces, improving his record at Reno to 6 with six strong innings a 3 victory over Colorado Springs the first game of a double-header sweep on Monday night. gave up seven hits and two walks and struck out four. He’s now 12 with a 2 over two levels. Catcher Laird drove Oscar Robertson Jersey two runs and is now hitting.444 on his rehab assignment. — the second game, a 7 Aces’ victory, had four hits and Romak, just back from two weeks with the big club, had two hits, including his 23rd home run, and pushed his RBI total to 90, second best the PCL. Pacheco also had a home run among his two hits. VISALIA: The Rawhide erupted for 23 hits on Monday to eke out a 13 victory over 10 innings. a bit of a statistical oddity, the 23 hits consisted of 22 singles and one extra-base hit — a home run by Gerson Montilla. A pair of Arizona products led the way, as Kevin Cron had five hits and drove two runs, giving him 90 on the year, and Westbrook had four hits and reached base six times seven plate appearances. Infielder Gosselin, acquired the Bronson Arroyo-Touki Toussaint trade, went 2 for 5 the fifth game of his rehab stint. Gosselin was playing his first game for Visalia after four with the Diamondbacks’ Rookie League team. –Cron hit his league-leading 24th home run a 7 loss to Stockton on Sunday, and teammate Palka belted his 22nd. Palka also has 21 stolen bases and 33 doubles 430 at-bats. KANE COUNTY: -Chieh Huang pitched five hitless innings on Saturday a 3 victory over Lansing. Huang walked two, struck out three and improved his record to 7 with a 2. Zac Curtis pitched the ninth, retiring all three batters he faced for his club-record 27th save. Curtis, a sixth-round draft pick out of Middle Tennessee State 2014, has been dominant his two years as professional. At 5-feet-9, the organization felt he was better suited for a relief role, and he’s responded with two dominant seasons. He had 14 saves, a 1 and 42 strikeouts 27 innings last for Hillsboro and has followed that up with a 1 and 65 strikeouts 46 innings for Kane County. HILLSBORO: No. 1 overall draft pick Dansby Swanson continues to acclimate himself to pro ball with the Hops. four, he’s 3 for 17, with all three of the hits going for extra-bases.
The right-handed-hitting, 26, saw action in 64 games over the last two seasons. He hit.182 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 138 plate appearances in what has been a crowded Rockies outfield picture. After a strong Spring Training didn’t get him an Opening Day roster spot, spent most of last at Triple-A Albuquerque. He overcame a slow start to hit.280 with nine home runs and 58 RBIs in 93 games. He was called up on June 9 and optioned back the next day, then recalled Aug. 1 and kept for the rest of the. The Rockies selected out of Clemson with the 26th overall pick in 2010. also was the starting quarterback on the Clemson football team. He stayed in football through the 2010 and played through a rib injury before becoming a full-time baseball player. Parra’s three-year, $27 million contract Tuesday.